Hate the thought of getting wiretapped? You might want to stay out of Nevada. And California, Colorado, and New York. Those states account for around half of the wiretapping activity on portable devices in the U.S., according to a report from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Court.

For every 500,000 people in Nevada, around 38 are wiretapped on their phones and portable devices a year. California has the largest number of wiretaps overall, with 26 percent of the total wiretap authorization requests. Riverside, California had a whopping 341 wiretaps authorized, more than Los Angeles proper, which suggests it’s an area that law enforcement officials suspect to be rife with something criminal. Or it’s an area where law enforcement officials just have more luck getting authorization to listen in.



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